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    Albania Government - 2003
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    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name: conventional long form: Republic of Albania
      conventional short form: Albania
      local short form: Shqiperia
      former: People's Socialist Republic of Albania
      local long form: Republika e Shqiperise


      Government type: emerging democracy


      Capital: Tirana


      Administrative divisions: 12 counties (qarqe, singular - qark); Qarku i Beratit, Qarku i Dibres, Qarku i Durresit, Qarku i Elbasanit, Qarku i Fierit, Qarku i Gjirokastres, Qarku i Korces, Qarku i Kukesit, Qarku i Lezhes, Qarku i Shkodres, Qarku i Tiranes, Qarku i Vlores


      Independence: 28 November 1912 (from Ottoman Empire)


      National holiday: Independence Day, 28 November (1912)


      Constitution: a constitution was adopted by popular referendum on 28 November 1998; note - the opposition Democratic Party boycotted the vote


      Legal system: has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction


      Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal and compulsory


      Executive branch: chief of state: President of the Republic Alfred MOISIU (since 24 July 2002)
      head of government: Prime Minister Fatos NANO (since 31 July 2002)
      cabinet: Council of Ministers nominated by the prime minister and approved by the president
      elections: president elected by the People's Assembly for a five-year term; election last held 24 June 2002 (next to be held NA June 2007); prime minister appointed by the president
      election results: Alfred MOISIU elected president; People's Assembly vote by number - total votes 116, for 97, against 19


      Legislative branch: unicameral People's Assembly or Kuvendi Popullor (140 seats; 100 are elected by direct popular vote and 40 by proportional vote for four-year terms)
      elections: last held 24 June 2001 with subsequent rounds on 8 July, 22 July, 29 July, 19 August 2001 (next to be held NA June 2005)
      election results: percent of vote by party - PS 41.5%, PD and coalition allies 36.8%, NDP 5.2%, PSD 3.6%, PBDNJ 2.6%, PASH 2.6%, PAD 2.5%; seats by party - PS 73, PD and coalition allies 46, NDP 6, PSD 4, PBDNJ 3, PASH 3, PAD 3, independents 2


      Judicial branch: Supreme Court (chairman is elected by the People's Assembly for a four-year term)


      Political parties and leaders: Agrarian Party of Albania or PASH [Lufter XHUVELI]; Christian Democratic Party or PDK [Zef BUSHATI]; Communist Party of Albania or PKSH [Hysni MILLOSHI]; Democratic Alliance or PAD [Nerltan CEKA]; Democratic Party or PD [Sali BERISHA]; Legality Movement Party or PLL [Guri DUROLLARI]; National Front Party (Balli Kombetar) or PBK [Abaz ERMENJI]; Party of National Unity or PUK [Idajet BEQUIRI]; Republican Party or PR [Fatmir MEDIU]; Social Democracy or DS [Paskal MILO]; Social Democratic Party or PSD [Skender GJINUSHI]; Socialist Party or PS (formerly the Albanian Party of Labor) [Fatos NANO]; Union for Human Rights Party or PBDNJ [Vasil MELO]


      Political pressure groups and leaders: Omonia [Vangjel DULES]


      International organization participation: ACCT, BSEC, CE, CEI, EAPC, EBRD, ECE, FAO, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICCt, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, ISO (correspondent), ITU, OIC, OPCW, OSCE, PFP, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNOMIG, UPU, WCO, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTrO


      Diplomatic representation in the US: chief of mission: Ambassador Dr. Fatos TARIFA
      FAX: [1] (202) 628-7342
      telephone: [1] (202) 223-4942
      chancery: 2100 S Street NW, Washington, DC 20008


      Diplomatic representation from the US: chief of mission: Ambassador James F. JEFFREY
      embassy: Rruga Elbasanit, Labinoti #103, Tirana
      mailing address: U. S. Department of State, 9510 Tirana Place, Washington, DC 20521-9510
      telephone: [355] (4) 247285
      FAX: [355] (4) 232222


      Flag description: red with a black two-headed eagle in the center


      NOTE: The information regarding Albania on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Albania Government 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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